Investigation of Montville Crash that Sent 7 to Hospital Still Pending Since August


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MONTVILLE – An investigation into a crash last summer involving a Montville Police Officer that sent seven people to area hospitals for treatment remains unfinished nearly five months later according to Connecticut State Police.

The police officer collided with two cars pulled over to the side of Route 32 on Aug. 12, 2021.

CT Examiner requested a copy of the full accident report from the State Police headquarters in Middletown on Aug. 25 to confirm details in a preliminary report on the crash. That report has not been provided, and CT Examiner has been told on a number of occasions that the investigation is still ongoing.

Asked whether the length of the investigation was unusual for a crash, State Police Sgt. Dawn said that every investigation is unique. Pagan said that in this case, the investigation is pending a reconstruction analysis report from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad.

“The reports of analysis that are completed by this unit are intricate and thorough in nature and can require an extensive period of time,” Pagan said in an email. “There is no common or set time frame for the completion of a traffic collision report, as each collision is unique and the time it takes to complete from beginning to conclusion can vary based on the circumstances surrounding the event. We cannot speculate as to when the investigation will be completed.”